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Provenance

Commissioned 1884 by William T. Evans, New York; (American Art Galleries, New York); sold 1900 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1884
Fifty-ninth Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, New York, Spring 1884, no. 382.
1886
Exhibition of Paintings, Union League Club, New York, 11-13 March 1886, no. 7.
1889
Exposition Universelle Internationale de 1889, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Palais du Champ de Mars, Paris, 5 May-5 November 1889, no. 299, as Dans la terre promise.
1892
National Academy of Design, New York, November 1892, no catalogue.
1893
Sixty-third Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 18 December 1893-24 February 1894, no. 322, repro.
1893
World's Columbian Exposition, Palace of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1 May-30 October 1893, no. 1018.
1894
Lotos Club, New York, November 1894, no catalogue.
1898
New York Athletic Club, May 1898, no catalogue.
1900
American Paintings Belonging to William T. Evans, American Art Galleries, New York, 31 January-2 February 1900, no. 115.
1935
American Genre: The Social Scene in Paintings and Prints (1800-1935), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 26 March-29 April 1935, no. 98.
1935
American Life in a Century of American Art, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, November 1935, no. 34.
1936
An Exhibition of American Genre Paintings, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 13 February-26 March 1936, no. 86.
1949
De Gustibus: An Exhibition of American Paintings Illustrating a Century of Taste and Criticism, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 9 January-20 February 1949, no. 27.
1950
American Processional, 1492-1900, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 8 July-17 December 1950, no. 288, repro.
1958
Paintings of New York, 1850-1950, Museum of the City of New York, 15 April-8 September 1958, no catalogue.
1966
Past and Present: 250 Years of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 15 April-30 September 1966, unpublished checklist.
1966
The Lower East Side: Portal to American Life, 1870-1924, Jewish Museum, New York, 21 September-6 November 1966, no. 43.
1968
This New Man: A Discourse in Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 7 October-31 December 1968, unnumbered catalogue.
1974
The Painters' America: Rural and Urban Life, 1810-1910, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Oakland Museum, 1974-1975, no. 110, fig. 144.
1976
Corcoran [The American Genius], Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1976, unnumbered catalogue.
1979
The Working American, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, District 1199, New York, 18 October-24 November 1979, no. 35, repro.
1981
Of Time and Place: American Figurative Art from the Corcoran Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Cincinnati Art Museum; San Diego Museum of Art; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga; Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Des Moines Art Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Florida, 1981-1983, no. 22, repro.
1993
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, 16 April-15 August 1993, unnumbered checklist, pl. 79.
2004
Figuratively Speaking: The Human Form in American Art, 1770-1950, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004-2005, unpublished checklist.
2005
Encouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, 2005-2007, checklist no. 53 (Washington only).
2009
American Paintings from the Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 6 June-18 October 2009, unpublished checklist.
2013
American Journeys: Visions of Place, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 21 September 2013-28 September 2014, unpublished checklist.
Bibliography
2011
Shapiro, Emily Dana. "Charles Frederic Ulrich, In the Land of Promise, Castle Garden." In Corcoran Gallery of Art: American Paintings to 1945. Edited by Sarah Cash. Washington, 2011: 166-167, 272, repro.